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My Data for Mac review

My Data for Mac gives you a handy table to help you keep track of all kinds of information that can be broken down into small chunks. It's an innovative way to stay organized and on top of your daily tasks, appointments, work projects, and more.

The interface for My Data is clear and straightforward, and the Help document explains all features clearly. In the main window, you'll see a chart with five columns. The first column is for your topic, and then the remaining four are for subtopics. You can enter a new topic and subtopics into … Read more

The 404 1,450: Where we play by ear (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- That story of the marooned woman on a Hawaiian island getting saved thanks to Google Earth is totally fake.

- Chordify makes it easy to cover any song by transcribing sheet music from YouTube and Soundcloud links.

- Funk band games the Spotify system to fund upcoming nationwide tour.

- Virtual screaming babies squirm their way into teenage cellphones in new pregnancy campaign.… Read more

CleanMyMac 2 for Mac review

CleanMyMac 2 identifies and removes files that your system no longer uses, and it asks if you want to delete large files that you haven't opened in a long time. This premium app's highly customized and animated interface is straightforward and pleasant to use. CleanMyMac 2 includes basics like a clean-up scheduler, a log-in item disabler, and an uninstall helper.

After a quick intro animation, CleanMyMac 2 presents a beautiful interface -- a sidebar with tabs and a details section. During a full scan, the app looks for log and cache files, universal binaries, language files, and other … Read more

My Movie review

My Movie is a video editing app that provides you with multiple tools for recording clips, combining them, and adding music and effects. When you have your video just the way you want it, you can publish it to Facebook or YouTube, straight from the app.

The interface of My Movie is highly intuitive, and there is also a very helpful tutorial available from the settings menu. You can take a new video through the app that's between five and 24-seconds long, or you can select a clip from an existing video by importing it from your camera roll. … Read more

My Daily Readings review

My Daily Readings 3.90 is a free, easy-to-use program for tracking your daily medical readings and saving them in a database. Bob Larsen's freeware tracks blood pressure, glucose, insulin, pulse, weight, and many other metrics, including highs, lows, and averages. My Daily Readings lets multiple users take as many daily readings as they need, as frequently as 15 minutes apart. It has printable summaries, easy-to-read graphics, and large windows for visibility. Extras include database transfer, repair, and compacting tools. The latest version, 3.90, adds average AM and PM readings with date and time recording, better looks, and … Read more

SpinMyCursor review

SpinMyCursor lets you import cursor designs or make your own to animate the cursor and make it more functional or more interesting. You'll never have to settle for a generic cursor again once you install this innovative app, and its intuitive and clearly laid-out interface makes it possible for users of all skill levels to take advantage of all of its features.

When you open SpinMyCursor, you'll see the main window with a sample cursor design, a bird flapping its wings, already loaded and ready to go. Sliding scales in the middle of the display let you control … Read more

Review: SpeakMyTunes for Mac announces the currently playing song in iTunes

SpeakMyTunes for Mac reads aloud the title and artist of each song as it starts playing in iTunes. The app runs in the background and comes with a really impressive feature: the ability to customize the announcer's voice and the phrase that is to be said. What's more, you are provided with a set of song tags, such as title, artist, and year, and you can structure whole sentences around them.

SpeakMyTunes for Mac doesn't have a main window and resides in the Mac menu bar and optionally on the dock, as well. It becomes active from … Read more

Review: Where's My Chicken? FREE will keep kids entertained

Where's My Chicken? FREE is a cute game that is easy to play -- perhaps too easy. It's almost impossible to not get the top score on each level of this game you play, and there's little variation in them, as well. While that repetitive fun may be fine for kids, it's not enough to make this game a real winner for adults.

In this game, your goal is to collect eggs from a coop full of chickens while keeping your coop safe from roving foxes. You can load the coop with a practically limitless number … Read more

Review: MyRadar Weather Radar offers a plethora of information about the weather

MyRadar Weather Radar allows you to track weather using a variety of tools on your iPhone. From layers that present additional information like cloud cover and precipitation to general weather tracking tools, it is a powerful tool that goes deeper than most commercial weather apps to provide detailed information about what is really happening outside.

Once you install the app and load it for the first time, you'll be presented with a radar map showing the area and a quick overview of how the app works. You can then start making changes to the display. The settings are deep, … Read more

Review: Change My Face gives you plenty of ways to decorate your mug

Change My Face is loaded with ways to twist, contort, and decorate your face into a goofy masterpiece. While the app's layout isn't great and causes a few performance issues, the app is so loaded with fun decorations and editing features that these issues are easy to ignore. Most people will have no problem using this app over and over for hours of photo-mashing fun.

Change My Face lets you do all sorts of edits to your photo to make it look as funny or bizarre as possible. You can shrink or expand your features, add goofy smiles … Read more